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    • Peanut Butter and Chocolate Protein Smoothie

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    •  12/2/2011 9:34:31 PM
    •  I came up with this recipe after reading an article about protein deficiency written by a vegan runner friend. However rare it may be, my daughters dance several hours a week and I noticed that one of them seem to be more tired than normal (a sign of low protein). I wanted to make sure she was getting enough. So I give my girls a smoothie like this one on days when I know they will be getting a lot of exercise or if we have had a low protein week.

       

       I took several pictures of this smoothie and not ONE looks as good as it tastes. The color is a brown green so it just doesn't look pretty. :( 

       

      However, It is so ridiculously delicious! My kids LOVE it, and I LOVE that they are getting a quick protein packed snack before or after sports or other exercise.

       

      2 cups Rice Milk (or any milk alternative)

      2 Bananas

      3 Tbsp peanut butter

      3 Tbsp Cocoa powder (I use Joel Fuhrmans, just make sure it real)

      2 Tbsp (heaping)  of chocolate Rice Protein Powder- found at any health food store or quality grocery store.

      2 Tbsp flax seeds

      3 or more larger handfuls of spinach

      3 cups ice

      Blend in a high powered blender until smooth. Serve immediately. This recipe makes about 6 one cup servings. Each with about 7-8 grams of protein. 

       

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